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Examines how political control of the earth’s surface affects all other aspects of life (for example, the Iron Curtain) It includes first a section on teaching Political Geography, followed by 15 chapters under the headings of European Perspectives, United States Perspectives, Global Perspectives, and Educational Perspectives. Includes tips for teachers, particularly at the high school level. Paperback 8.5x11" 135 pages.


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Teaching Political Geography  

Proceedings of a Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) (San Antonio, Texas, October 1995). This title links directly to National Geography Standard 13 in the Geography for Life Standards (see www.odtmaps.com/detail.asp_Q_product_id_E_NatGeoStandards): how the forces of cooperation and conflict among people influence the division and control of earth’s surface. It concludes that students must understand the genesis, structure, power and pervasiveness of these divisions to appreciate their role in a world that is both globally interdependent and locally controlled.  Political divisions defined: regions of Earth’s surface over which groups of people establish control for purposes of politics, administration, religion and economics.

Chapters are based on relevant National Standards; concluding section is a guide to Effective Writing Assignments in Teaching Political Geography,” with emphasis on students’ maturing thought processes. Pathways in Geography Resource Publication: No. 19. Authors: Davidson, Fiona M., Ed.; Leib, Jonathan I., Ed; Shelley, Fred M., Ed; Webster, Gerald R., Ed.
Available as a free download from ERIC.  See: http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED429910.pdf

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